Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Minda Cowen
|Minda Cowen, violin, began her undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and transferred to Sarah Lawrence, where she studied violin with Sung Rai Sohn. She won both the Dartmouth and Sarah Lawrence concerto competitions and was concertmaster of the Sarah Lawrence Orchestra. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence with a double major in violin and playwriting, and M.S. in multi-media from the Tisch School of the Arts.
Since then she has done various eclectic things with the violin. Favorites include being the music director of an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Williamstown Theater Festival, as well as composing and performing music for a WBAI radio play, for dance performances at the Joyce Soho and Angel Orensantz Foundation, and for her own multi-media play, Persephone, performed at the Kitchen. She also played in an Irish rock band, The Prodigals.
She is currently at Diller-Quaile's Suzuki strings program and teaches violin both privately and at the Clubhouse—a combined after-school program of The Brealey and Chapin Schools. She is delighted to join Musica Bella.
Musica Bella concerts: March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003; June 21, 2003; October 19, 2003; May 14, 2005